Wolfgang Sterrer on the number of species (at least 8,299) of flora and fauna then in Bermuda, of which 4,597 are marine and 3,702 are terrestrial. The issue prior to July 14, 2000 had an inventory by Dr.Genetic analysis shows that the two groups came from separate founding events, meaning the second did not arise from the first.
In 1987 when Hurricane Emily swept over the island, the main honey flow from the Schinus sp.
Brazilian pepper tree, was interrupted and approximately 30% of the island's vegetation destroyed. Since then, bees have been further troubled by disease.
After it, no flowers were left from which bees could gather nectar.
The effects of a hurricane linger for years while the vegetation recovers.
I am not aware of the current range of this new lizard but I believe it is still confined within Pembroke and Paget parishes, so at the moment it is not coming into conflict with the remaining known skink populations.
However it is likely their range will expand and come into contact with known skink populations within a decade, if not sooner.
In creating a bee friendly garden, select plants that attract bees.
Not all lowers are attractive to bees and some are more attractive than others.
Protected species include Bermuda does not have alligators, badgers, buffalo, chipmunks, crocodiles, deer, ferrets, giraffes, hedgehogs, lions, moles, mongooses, moose, raccoons, skunks, snakes, squirrels, stoats, tigers, weasels or zebras.
A recent attempt to bring in skunks for domestic purposes was defeated.2017. Bermudas latest lizard arrival, the brown anole, appears to be thriving but is prompting concern over the islands endangered natives.
The lizards, first seen in 2014 and recently spotted on the grounds of Aberfeldy Nursery in Paget, are suspected to have arrived from Florida.